In keeping with our mission statement, the congregants of BYBS recognize that we have a unique relationship to each other and consider ourselves a caring Jewish community, a kehillat chesed. As a congregational family and spiritual community, we accept the obligation to support our members during challenging times, for example by assisting families experiencing difficult periods of transition in their lives.

Examples of these occasions may include the birth of a child, serious illness, death of a loved one, or becoming a caregiver for a relative or other loved one. Our caring can take the form of a telephone call, providing meals, or a visit, if desired by those needing support.  Please contact the temple office if you need such assistance—or if you wish to offer support to others. You can be certain your concerns will be handled with confidentiality. 
The mitzvah of caring belongs to everyone in the congregation. Remember, any member can attend a shiva or minyan, make a phone call, write a note, visit a housebound person, drop off a meal, or offer a ride. 

As a caring community, we also share the joys of celebrating together at life-cycle events and holidays, and we create bonds with one another through temple involvement.


The membership committee is currently looking for new members for both the temple and our committee. If you want to become involved with the temple, come see us. We meet monthly at BYBS. We are planning a new member Shabbat for this spring.
If you are looking for a friendly, active congregation please contact our office 708-799-4110, or, or

Merger News

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12.15.2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
and Chanukah Celebration
12.15.2017 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Nancy Friedman, soloist
12.16.2017 10:15 am - 12:15 pm
Shabbat Service
12.22.2017 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Shabbat Service

Latke Sale!

Help support this popular and delicious fundraiser for Beit Ami Chai School of Jewish Learning.latkes 2

Orders taken NOW until November 29.  Orders will be ready for pick up at BYBS or TAS on Wednesday, December 6, from 10am to 5pm and Sunday, December10, at TAS only duirng school hours, 9:3am to noon 
Click here for order form.

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B'nai Yehuda Beth Sholom
1424 W. 183rd Street
Homewood,IL 60430
Phone: 708-799-4110
Fax: 708-799-5340

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